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FACHIN MANEUVER PROVES THAT LULA IS KIDNAPPED NOT TO BE A CANDIDATE
In his speech to the plenary, Lula’s request for freedom, in a decision to be made in August, during the process of registration of candidacies, Minister Edson Fachin has shown, for those who have not yet understood, that former President Lula is not a but rather a citizen kidnapped by the Judiciary, with a single purpose: not to contest the presidential elections of 2018, which he would easily win; in other words: in practice, the judiciary has hijacked democracy itself
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247 – Why is former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrested, if one of the most experienced Federal Supreme Court ministers, Marco Aurélio Mello, has just declared that his arrest is unconstitutional? If there was still any doubt, Minister Edson Fachin, Lava Jato’s rapporteur at STF, insisted on making the game transparent.
After suspending Lula’s trial in the second class of the STF, which has a guarantor profile and would fatally liberate Lula on Tuesday, Fachin reconsidered his decision, but threw Lula’s appeal to the plenary, not without first requesting an opinion from the Attorney- General of the Republic. As STF ministers are retiring in July, the decision on Lula’s freedom, which has been held as a political prisoner for more than 80 days, will be in August, precisely the month in which the presidential candidacies will be registered. Thus, the STF may conduct an operation married to the Superior Electoral Court, freeing Lula, but at the same time, preventing the registration of his presidential candidacy.
This new Fachin maneuver, which yesterday was the subject of a manifesto of 271 jurists, only proves that Lula is not a prisoner of justice, but only a citizen temporarily abducted by the Judiciary so that his political rights are annulled until the elections. Like all research indicates that Lula would win the presidential race easily in practice, which Fachin did was hijack own Brazilian democracy – which sparked condemnation to those who were placed among your best friends (learn more here ).
Check below, the report of Agência Brasil on the new Fachin maneuver:
Federal Supreme Court (STF) Minister Edson Fachin today decided (25) to send the request for freedom made by the defense of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for trial in the plenary of the Court.
The minister’s decision was motivated by a petition made earlier by Lula’s lawyers. Proponents have asked the minister to reconsider a decision that rejected the case, on Friday (22). In addition, the defense also intended that the matter be judged by the Second Panel of the court, formed by Fachin and Ministers Ricardo Lewandowski, Gilmar Mendes, Dias Toffoli and Celso de Mello.
With the decision of the minister, the case should be tried only in August, after the July recess in the Court. This week, the plenary will hold the last two sessions before the recess and the trial guidelines have already been set. Before that, the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) should send an opinion on the matter. After the formal procedure, it will be up to the president of the STF, Carmen Lúcia, to guide the request.
On Friday (22), Fachin rejected the request filed by the former president’s defense to await the release of another appeal against the conviction in Operation Lava Jato. With the decision, Lula remained in prison.
The decision was made after the vice-president of the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region (TRF4), Maria de Fátima Freitas Labarrère, to reject request that the sentence of 12 years and a month of imprisonment for the crimes of corruption and money laundering in the case of the trio in Guarujá (SP), one of the processes of the operation, was analyzed by the Court.
In the new petition, the defense alleges that Lula has been illegally detained for 80 days and asks for urgency at the trial. “The concrete damage that is supposed to cease is directed at the freedom of the aggravating party, guarded in the Regional Superintendence of the Federal Police in Curitiba for 80 days, even the freedom being legal of first importance in any Democratic State of Right,” according to lawyers.